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. happiness happy hanukkah, everybody. now you stay safe. >>> this is "options action." tonight, core, apple shares continue their swoon. dan nathan sees an opportunity in qualcomm and makes four times your money in just one month. he'll show you how. >>> plus call it a shanghai surprise. the chinese stock market has its best one-day rally in three years. so are coal stocks not far behind? co-and carter think so. they're explain. >>> why are all those traders going yahoo for yahoo! calls. kol scott nations reveals. the action starts now. >>> back in the heart of new york city's time square. stocks closing at the lows of the day. the culprit is a familiar name, apple. the stock has now lost 27% of its value in just three months. it hit a ten-month low today, closing near the lows of the session. what is the next stop for america's favorite stock? let's get in the money. dan, this has to be more than tax selling at this point? >> we've been talking about it for weeks, almost month. really since september 21st when they introduced the iphone 5. at some point it had to do with people booking pro
, then money, then things. now you stay truthful. bye-bye. >>> this is "options action." tonight apple's pain your gain. shares of apple continue to fall but dan nathan has a trade that can triple your money in one month and help you get your money back. he'll break it down. >>> plus talk about a blockbuster netflix trade. carter and coe are teaming up for a trade that can make money if netflix shares go up, down or nowhere at all. they will show you how you can make money, too. >>> and which of these stocks do options traders see paying a biggest dividend? scott nations goes digging for more dividends. the action begins now. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in the heart of new york's times square. i'm melissa lee. these are the traders here in times square. the dow closing at the high of the day and finishing up for the third straight week. the s&p also in the green. the only stock america is watching tonight is apple. the national nightmare continues. apple is lower in nine of the last 11 sessions. it is in bear marketer torrey. it is below the death cross. people are panicking. mercury
, when the victims are innocent children, it's time to move from conversation it action. tyler? >> hampton pearson, thank you. >>> to the markets now. apple dipping below $500 a share for the first time since february. in premarket trading, this after citi downgraded stock. the company did sell better than expected 2 million iphone 5s in china over the weekend. the best smart phone launch ever in that country. what will the future bring with apple? i'm here with spencer from wall street journal. spencer, people have been unloading apple over the past few months. is that selling pressure overdone? >> well, it looks like since apple released this announcement saying they have sold over more than 200 million iphones in china, and it takes it down a new low for apple, it has rebounded. apple is entering a new relationship for its investors. the last few years it's been this amazing lovely marriage. both sides completely in love with each other. the last few quarters they are questioning tlir relationship. they are fearing, can the growth continue? can the innovation continue? this
through, especially today. the fed is pumping action of billions of dollars in the market every month. the same time they're staying low or longer or slower longer which is an inflationary message . liz: again, people still look at that as a safety play, and i don't know if they should. >> because of the deflationary aspect we won't see inflation in the short term. deflationary in the short term. you could see that up to one and a quarter or below one. be careful about getting in front of that. it happens later than sooner. we have to worry about deflationary. liz: i should have been clearer when i said, are they fully yen. what i meant was fully engaged. watching the news flow, reading the new york times and the "wall street journal" to make sure they are on top of the fiscal cliff story. hard to go on vacation. >> absolutely. held in late now. more rhetoric than answers. we need more direction and tangible news so we can go forward. liz: that's higher. people have not even heard mention that it becomes the sort of holiday driving season. people get in the cargo visit their grandpare
it over to "opposites action" as we preview what the president's about to say. have a great weekend, everybody. i'll see you monday. >>> breaking news this hour. you're looking at a live shot of the briefing room at the white house where we're awaiting comments on the fiscal cliff from president obama. we'll bring you those comments as soon as they begin. the story on wall street today was washington. the back and forth on the fiscal cliff negotiations sending the markets sharply lower. and so, what do we make of it here, dan? friday afternoon, we're awaiting the president to be joined by senate majority leader harry reid to make a statement on these talks into the weekend. >> in some ways i would say the reaction today, the ultimate reaction ended up being a tad muted in a lot of ways when you think about it. because the overnight lows were down 3%. in the s&p. so we closed down about 1% here and so here's a situation where i think the options market kind of has this a little bit. the six futures curve started ticking up earlier in the week in kind of a precursor to some of the equ
action-packed years. lisa jackson is expected to step down early next year. she is giving no reason for leaving the office, although there is some speculation. as the obama administrations chief environmental watchdog, jackson's tenure includes high- profile battles over global warming, the keystone xl pipeline and new rules on coal- fired plants. the man behind an infamous insider trading scandal is still making headlines after his arrest. raj rajaratnam will pay a penalty of $1.5 million to the sec. it's connected to his civil case that stemmed from allegations of insider trading. last year, rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prision for securities fraud and conspiricy. he also paid a record fine of $92 million. steinway has a grand plan to stay in business. the iconic musical instruments company famous for its pianos recently noted it was considering its options, including selling its band instrument division. but, after making cost cuts, steinway's third quarter earnings started showing signs of improvement. meanwhile, talks with potential buyers didn't offer as much value
blamed. such is the case with carson palmer. some have been calling for tarell prior to get more action. the offensive coordinator says he plans to give pryor more snaps on sunday. he got 2 handoffs and this incomplete pass. >> when it's time for me to get a lot of reps and i get comfortable, i'll have success. i really truly believe that. >> the thing that i can say is that he continues to work. and he wants to be good. and i think as long as he's got that type of attitude and he's going to continue to work, there's a chance that he's going to develop. >> the raiders in carolina sunday then wrap up in san diego. >>> bowl season is officially here. tonight the poinsettia bowl byu and san diego. byu scored 3 touchdown s in a 6-minute span. this pick pd put the game on ice. byu denies the aztecs their first 10-win season ever. >>> kevin durant and the oklahoma city thunder, the league's hottest team, and here's the shot of the day. hangs on the top of the backboard and drops in. takes a couple of bounces, doink, doink, and then plop! goes right in. but the t-wolves had it going tonight
as possible, moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> what boehner is proposing is extending bush tax cuts for everybody that makes less than $1 million a year. they say that will take the threat of tax increases off the table for most americans. but the white house and democrats up here on capitol hill have already rejected that option, guys. we're sort of at a little stalemate for this hour, maybe the next. >> there is some talking going on evidently. let's take you deeper inside the new proposals on the table, show you the differences. our senior economics reporter steve liesman has the fiscal clifferences. >> we're only going to do revenue. we're not going to do spending. come back tomorrow and hopefully get more spending. let's just do revenue. it's enough. >> clifferences. >> the first thing here, let's look at tax increases. what we understand with the new proposal of obama to raise tacks on those making $400,000 and higher, that would raise $600 billion in revenue. we believe the revenue side from the gop is $460 billion. just a warning on the gop. not ge
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. and lot to talk about because finally we see some action here in washington, d.c. i was there yesterday in the white house briefing room when president obama announces a task force on guns. he put vice president joe biden in charge. he gave them only one month to come up with a set of recommendations that he would then push through congress. and then he opened up the floor to questions and all the white house press corps wanted to talk about was the fiscal cliff. come on! it just shows how out of it they are. they can't get outside the beltway. they don't know what the american people really care about! all right. we'll get into that and a whole lot more here. but first, before we get to your calls, we'll take time out to get the latest, today current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. good morning, lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. that task force is wasting no time getting to work, as bill mentioned, that's the task force president obama commissioned in the wake of
is standing by on the new york stock exchange. nicole: you are seeing back-and-forth action on the dow jones industrials. they do seem to like it because basically it is the fed putting everything on a silver platter here and is giving it to the world and printing more and find more. it is doing that for an extended period. the people on wall street are saying what are they trying it to unemployment rates you saw the market selloff and now regain its footing. you do the qe forever. gold will be something that we should take a look at. the dollar is something that we have watched slipping away. it is continuing to do that. we have seen things and drugs doing well. the dow jones industrials are up they have of a percent for the sixth day in a row. people were thinking that the fed would have a very accommodative sense. one of the things that we should look at is the market is very reactionary. the truth of the matter is they are not pulling anything and they are not raising rates anytime soon because the economy is not sustainable on its own. while you are seeing some minor improvements here a
, and that is teetering on the fiscal cliff. let's go to d.c., where all the action has been in the past 48 hours. john harwood has the latest. john? >> >> melissa, the first headline is, we are going over the cliff tonight, because we're not going to have action in both houses of congress on a deal. we don't have a deal yet. the house isn't going to vote. we don't know if the senate is going to hold any votes. the senate is still waiting for the outcome of the biden-mcconnell talks that are hung up over a couple of things including the issue of the across the board spending cuts which democrats want staved off for a year or so. republicans want to begin that cutting process right now. but let's talk for a moment about what we know about what has been agreed to, have to caution that until everything's agreed to, nothing is set in stone. bull here's what we know. the -- it appears that the top rate on taxes is going to go up to the clinton era level, 39.6% for individuals making more than $400,0 $400,000, for families making, married couples making more than $450,000. the estate tax, which some democrat
hear from the high court today. >> reporter: we're expecting some type of action from the u.s. supreme court on proposition 8 which is the state ruling on same-sex marriage. there may be no action at all. this is a similar situation what wee saw on monday where the justices -- we saw on monday where the justices were deciding the case. the first decision, they could refuse to lower the ruling and that would mean that prop 8 is illegal and then gay marriages could happen next week. the second, the court could decide to hear the case and if that happens, a ruling could come by -- could come by june next year and then any action would be put on hold until further notice. as we take it back out here live, we'll keep you updated on the situation and we'll get any reaction if any ruling is done, brian flores, back to you. >>> john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. >>> well, the closely-watched monthly unemployment report released this morning was better than
that action is necessary. i can report that we reached an agreement on all of the tax issues. >> obviously that was not the president. that was the republican leader has been negotiating with vice-president biden to get this thing done, get a from work done behalf of the president. >> it seems that those two were getting some action done. >> this is the way it has worked with these last minute deals, the debt ceiling and others. longtime friends. they knew each other obviously in the senate. more than 20 years. and so he said yesterday he could not get anything done with the democratic leader harry reid and needed to find a willing dance partner. he said he was going to call joe biden. that was about 24 hours ago. liz: right now the markets are very close to session highs with the belief that something is going to happen. we take it right now to the rotunda where rich edson has been all day long sinking his nails into lawmakers. tell us to you have, what you're talking about, what you were hearing. >> this is the framework of the deal they're discussing right now. as just detailed, the aut
the tough actions for sustainable growth, i think, and he's had some positive indication of that today. i do think citigroup will finally be able to have a material dividend increase and you'll see that again by april. this is good news for citigroup. that's the name you want to own here. >> can you imagine you saying those words a few years ago? >> it's been a long time, but new ceo, new chairman, a new philosophy, i think, and we'll still be playing close attention. >> thanks so much for coming on. >> mike mayo, what do you do? >> i own citi, i disagree with both moynihan has done the right things there. i think the stock goes a lot higher, and it's much easier to understand that citi at this point. 6 on% of book value, that sock should trade about 80% of book. st. is also compelling as we. >>> let's kick it around the desk a bit. if you had to choose today between st. and bank of america, which one? >> bank of america right away. i like what moynihan said about simplifying the mortgages, making that process simpler. that's where we see the most badge for our buck. if you look at the decem
at capitol hill. there's a lot of finger pointing but not a whole lot of action. >> all right, eamon. thanks so much. >> you bet. >>> as negotiations continue on washington, that is a bit of an overstatement, check wall street, the fear index is spiking as the markets drop. we're back above 20 for the first time in fact in five months. up 14% in the past week. let's get trading action here at the nysc. mary thompson joins us on the floor. this is a vulnerable point for the markets. traders have been saying they're going to make a lot of noise and it will get made up. >> suddenly it isn't. so we're having a bit of a reality check. the dow, the s&p and the nasdaq all negative. it's the lowest now of the month. the vix is spiking. moving above the 20 level for the first time in five months. we want to point out the last time we had this angst over what was happening in washington was in august of 2011 when we had the debt crisis and the subsequent downgrade. at that point the vix was well above where it is, more than twice where it is. so while the fear index is high, up 31% in the last session
to be closer to new year's for me to get interested in apple. >> have you looked at the options market action in it? i don't know whether you have. >> i glossed over it and hasn't given me anything substantive yet. >>> i want to draw our viewers' attention to avon products. this is a rare one to leave the s&p 500 but that's what's happening right now. shares up almost near the highs of the day here at 5.2%. analysts aren't exactly sure what's behind the move but still, it's one to mention. remember coty offered to buy avon a couple of times earlier this year. they walked away from that deal twice. in a year we're down more than 15.5% on avon products. >>> automakers revving up sales. mercedes-benz posting its best results ever in america. the ceo of the u.s. division will join us exclusively to talk about how he plans to keep those sales motoring along and whether he is hiring. >>> speaking of hiring, with millions still out of work, why are manufacturers having a tough time filling new positions? phil lebeau searching for answers? wheeling, illinois. >> tyler, the answers will surprise you.
a $2 loss in the gold market. sharon epperson is track being the action down at the nymex. sharon? >> gold prices are finishing the day basically flat here, sue. we're right around $1,693 an ounce. keep in mind, gold prices have lost about $50 in the last week or so and goldman sachs today saying that they are lowering their three, six and 112-month forecasts on gold. they say $1,825 is down from the $1,840 level were expecting. for 2013 they look for the arch price to be $1,810. freeport mcmoran, $9 million deal to diversify into energy, the world's largest copper producer, still a lot of interest in copper. they say their opinion on copper has not changed. retail investors looking to buy copper, buy gold as well. of course freeport is one of the world's largest producers of gold. they're doing it through the exchange traded products. the jjc for copper and gld for gold. copper prices nearly coming in to where gold prices are the last month or so as gold prices and gold holdings are at record levels. back to you. >> thank you very much, sharon. >>> let's get the trading action he
, that has not happened so far. dagen: relate north korea and this latest action and problems in the middle east. north korea's relationship with iran supplying technology there and does this now take our eye off of, say, just syria? >> it should not. any rocket or missile launch in northern korea is a missile launch for by rob. they are allies. they give each other technology. yesterday the president of the united states still clear that he will be the ally, the partner of the syrian opposition. dagen: serious how? what is next? what power does this give the rubble group and where does it take it? >> president obama said that he is not going to send weapons at this point in time. he will be calling for further economic financial and diplomatic measures here and elsewhere. we think that the new leadership of the opposition will sideline before we engage. dagen: greatest threat to us right now. pick a country, pick a group. >> it will always be iran. it is still growing. they have done benghazi. they may do more in the future, unfortunately. dagen: it was great to see you. thank you for your
and melissa. up 125 points. after two days of selling we are seeing some market action to the upside. we are above the 13,000 mark, well above that. 13,076. the nasdaq squeezing it out. concern for apple, but financials are doing well. let's take a look at the group. laying off 11,000 workers, that is the plan. a new ceo in place and he wants to make his mark. up 6.5%. it is under pressure, nowhere near $700 for the all-time high in september. the latest findings other actually going to use the market share for the ipad to the android in some microsoft folks, they're facing intense competition. with the findings you see stocks down 4%. back to you. melissa: interesting. lori: thank you. melissa: a battle for a deal inn the fiscal cliff continues, democrats cannot seem to find a compromise on top earners. rich edson is back in the white house with more. >> president obama said look, if republicans agree to my tax plan, we can get this deal done in a week.3 john boehner is waiting on the president, he says he's read hey to meet with the president at any time. we asked the president obama p
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, as well. >> as for action in the overseas markets, the u.k. is closed today for boxing day as are some of the former brish colonies. in europe the dax down about there about 35 points, around half a percent. and overnight in japan, the nikkei, the yen falling to a 20-month low. you have the nikkei up 1.5%. the nikkei -- yen versus the dollar as shinzo abe returns to office as japan's new prime minister, promising monetary and fiscal reforms. we have the shanghai composite there up about a quarter percent. >>> all right. in today's top stories, the u.s. is five days away from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, returning to washington tomorrow to continue talks to try to avoid that automatic tax hike and spending cut combination. that's the same day that congress returns to town. before the president left town on friday, he suggested a stopgap measure to freeze tax rates for people making less than $250,000 a year and extend unemployment benefits. reports say white house staffers have been quietly working with senate democrats to come up w
the issue of conditional use permits in february. one major gun retailer is taking action. dick's sporting goods is pulling certain kinds of semi- automatic rifles off its shelves nationwide and removing all guns from its store closest to the site of friday's shooting. store leaders say this is out of respect for the victims ard their families. but it's not clear how long it will last. in the midst of the growing national debate, the nra hasn't made any public statement. the country's largest gun rights organization has since taken down its facebook page and went silent on the social media scene. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> for more on bay area gun buy- back programs and continuing coverage off the school tragedy go to >>> happening right now, owners of a game stop shop in concord are cleaning up after a car drove into it. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at the clayton valley shopping center with all the details. good morning, elissa. >> reporter: good morning. definitely a brazen burglary here. you can see behind me the gamestop has been boarded up and workers have come in to
back terms. euro rose to a $1131. that's high historically. action in the metals. silver, platinum, all sinking more than 1%. silver was today's biggest loser dropping nearly p 3% to settle at $32.81 an ounce. david: markets hopping, but the next trader says investor participation is shifting. in chicago, larry, the key question here is what happens when the market gets off its hind legs and moves? move up or down? >> it all depends on what happens with the fiscal cliff. right now, there's boehner yelled out by his own party, the conservative part of the wing, and also the left. he's in a really, really tight spot and an ultimate binary trade. if something good happens, we'll rocket higher. if something bad happens, expect the worst right now. that's the thing right now. it's a yes or no trade. liz: congressional know it all at fox news calls it rrpublican on republican violence. hard to get a deal in the own party, special interests, the markets, whatever happens, we want to make money. where did you see the flows today? >> -- >> just a sec. we picked through the numbers, the stock is
a fine point on this. bob dean from the nrcd action fund is willing to go along with helping the chinese develop their natural gas reserves so that they don't become too dependent on coal. i think that's news. >> what we're trying to do is to encourage the chinese to promote all kinds of clean technology. we've had an office in beijing since 1995 and 30, 35 people there, we have good contacts in the government. good contacts in the business community and we're making a difference there, but what it's about, is helping the chinese to improve their efficiency. david, their industrial efficiency is improved by two-thirds since 1980, but they're still 15 to 20% behind where they need to be. they are he going to get there in the next-- >> let's be realistic, you're comparing natural gas and wind mills, it's going to be a long time before wind mills can get to where natural gas is. if we have to deal with a solution right now for the chinese to prevent them from spewing out all of that coal. 70% of their energy needs is coal-produced. if we want to switch to something cle something cleaner. na
and understand the needs to learn the consequences of his actions, helping him with his wife when football or college is over with. have an impact like that, i can't imagine another field of endeavor that is more rewarding than having that kind of impact on the young man. you would know that from raising your family and as they get older that is what i'm trying to do. liz: i am proud of you. you are really an example. it is never too late to go for that dream. congratulations. >> that means so much to me, thank you so much. liz: thank you ag, happy holidays. >> you got a birthday coming up. liz: i do. thanks for reminding me. the tenth annual twenty-nine cabarrus they. td ameritrade chairman and coach of the coastal carolina, we will be back in just a minute. we are holding on to these grinding higher moves up 14 points. want to y to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the diffe
the entire session in terms of price action, terrible. pretty heavy volumes closing two pennies off the low of the session deep. >> it was terrible. i'm trying to be measured here because i understand how -- >> you don't want to insult apple. >> that's not what we're attempt to go do. we're trying to help them. last night to a person we thought it would go lower. we didn't do that to hurt people, we did it because that's what we felt. with that said, it was not a good day. the fact that the stock closed on the lows obviously was not good, particularly good on a benign day. the fact that it couldn't really rally when the s&p staged an 8 or 9 point rally, that wasn't good either. the change was the may 18th levels and the recent levels that we saw a few weeks ago when it bounced off that 505 level, my sense is, yes, it does. i know there will be analysts that will come out and defend. they should. fundamentally it makes a lot of sense. technically right now the stock looks to be a bit broken. it's imperative in my world that it holds now 520. >> there are going to be a lot of people pointing
companies aren't waiting on washington to reach an agreement on taxes and spending. they're taking action now to pay shareholders, by declaring special dividends. today, whole foods became the latest in a slew of firms opting for one-time payouts. suzanne pratt reports on what's behind these investor pay-days. >> reporter: costco is doing it. brown forman-- the maker of jack daniels and finlandia is also doing it. today, even whole foods is finding it appetizing. they've all announced special dividends, eager to reward their shareholders with a nice check before expected tax increases happen next year. >> current law says that qualified dividend income tax rates are at 15%. and, if no legislation is passed between now and then end of the year, those rates would go up to as high as 43.4%. >> companies just want to pass along these dividends. it's a thank you to shareholders. it sparks interest in their stock. >> reporter: according to s&p, this month alone 216 companies have declared special dividends. last november only 72 firms decided to make similar payouts. this is not the first time
say citi's action today is not the start of a new wave of mass layoffs across corporate america. the nation's job market may not be robust, but it's not frozen, either. in fact, today, the payroll firm a.d.p. reported 118,000 new private sector jobs were added in november, fewer than in october. the blame for last moh's slowdown in hiring falls squarely on hurricane sandy, not on any new or widespread weakness in the economy. >> i would expect that by december, we're going to see some bounce back. much of the disruption from sandy was people simply not being able to get to work or firms not employing people that they ordinarily would have. >> reporter: friday, the government will report it's monthly snapshot of the u.s. labor market. it, too, is likely to reflect temporary effects related to the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> we're looking for only a 50,000 gain in jobs in november, well under that 170,000 average we've seen over the past three months. >> reporter: hurricane sandy's effects on hiring may be short- lived, but experts worry fiscal cliff concerns could result in
to the search for solutions to gun violence. president obama promised action on sunday at that interfaith vigil for the victims of the newtown shootings. at least one pro-gun rights advocate in the senate said everything should be on the table. abc's pierre thomas has the latest on the call to action. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. many americans are demanding that something be done to stop nightmares like what we saw in newtown. what that something should be is where the fight begins. >> all: shame on the nra. >> reporter: at nra headquarters in virginia on monday, an angry crowd. >> all: shame, shame, shame. >> reporter: hordes of activists protesting the gun lobby. and the debate ignited again. but those in support of the nra questioned whether the assault rifle used in the newtown massacre was really the issue. conservative columnist john fund called in yesterday. >> the bottom line is, the laws don't work. these mass killings are because of psychotic or mentally ill individuals. >> reporter: but some political leaders are fed up with the nation's gun violence.
to stay. social media is here to stay. what do you see as a possibility? >> my own belief is actions. actions are needed. decisions need to be made. that requires leadership, people to step forward and say, look, follow me, and i will take us in a different direction. we're going to face up to these things. then it is each individual's a choice. are they going to be a part of that, are they going to be a part of this endless food fight? >> a few historians have written books recently about the great senators, the great leaders of the past, and suggesting there fewer and farther between. with your study of this institution, this body, would you agree with that? >> i think there are many exceptional people here. i said in my farewell speech yesterday, i have enormous respect for this institution. the vast majority of my colleagues want to do the right thing. many times, doing the right thing, it is hard to know what is the right have to take in the midst of all of this conflict. -- half to take in the midst of all of this conflict. >> that is different from leadership. >> that is absol
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, nicole petallides on tte floor of the new york stock exchange with some action influencing things. nicole: this is a big deal, particularly in media. let's take a look at how the stocks are faring. nielsen 3.7%, so this is a deal that has been in theeworks, moving to new 5 50 a new 52-week high on this deal, $1.3 billion deal as far as the value, and both are almost a monopoly in each of their industries. nielsen ratings determine about $70 billion in annual television ads spending and together these two names when you put them together will have basically an average revenue of about $6 billion. a key tie up, you can see it was obviously to a premium, jumping almost 24%. melissa: thanks. a new round of cyber attacks aimed at stealing millions of dollars from u.s. banks that may leave your money at risk. adam shapiro following this story. >adam: falling 30 constitutional institutions. this is incredible threat from an expected to be launched sometime in the spring. i have already been doing it since 2007 testing earlier variants of the trojan spyware which they have allowing them to get in
, how long we stay there for stock. liz: you start to see some real moves and action at those levels. >> $90, we came right back off. until we get a more infinitive idea of where we are going, that is when you think we will see the build up above $92. until then, we are in a range between 90 and $85. you should just say armageddon on 12 / 12. liz: so great to see you on the floor show. they were simply the best way to get better yields. now more than 200 companies are playing beat the fiscal cliff klock. it is preparing its dividend for the next couple quarters. no dividend from 21322014. we have doctor robert shillman who have several billion shares on this. thank you for joining us. what are you to this decision? >> well, liz, first of all, thank you for having me on the show. the actions we took yesterday, we accelerated the dividend for q4 of 2012, which would normally hhve been paid some time of march and at the same time, we decided it was a good time and i will tell you again why, because of tax elections that we accelerated or prepaid eight set the dividend that would have be
this looming tax hike. everyone agrees that that action is necessary. >> so now all eyes are focused on the senate for 11:00 this morning when they do reconvene. there were reports there was major progress overnight for something that could pass on the senate side. the question is whether it can pass on the house side under the leadership of speaker john boehner. i've talked to a couple of republicans this morning who are fairly optimistic that whatever comes out of the senate, whatever that deal is, it will pass the house this afternoon. although hard-core republican anti-tax folks are not going to vote for it. it still would likely have enough votes to pass. that's at least the mood of some folks i'm talking to today. guys, one of the big questions that's unresolved here was raised on a conference call with ceos arranged by the white house on friday night, on that white house conference call with ceos. one of the ceos asked tim geithner, i'm told by a participant on the call, whether a small deal would be enough to are prevent ratings agencies to downgrade u.s. debt. i'm told by th
swinging into action from this hurricane preparedness. and i looked and saw the tree. i at that point, it was a branch sticking out and i said you better go. the glass had already popped out because the bat was right underneath eat it. and right when he rolled over, just two seconds later, right underneath it -- it came down. >> a 75- ton crane had to be brought in ... to begin removing the tree from the house, >> new this morning... one person is dead after a house fire ripped a home in san francisco's ingleside heights neighborhood. the one-alarm fire was reported last night in the area of 60 saint charles avenue around 8:30. the fire was contained around 9... the victim's identity is not being released at this time. >> also new this morning... the contra costa county sheriff's office is investigating a homicide. it happened last night in pleasant hill. it was reported near the intersection of interstate highway 680 and concord avenue. no further details have been released. we will bring you updates as they become available. >> napa county sheriff's deputies are searching for an 85
is on. i think they going to use more words than action. >> they've been using that very effectively. and it actually moves markets. just the language. >> he didn't buy one bond. he said three words and spanish and italian yields drops three basis points. >> what were the three words? >> whatever it takes. >> that's good. markets like whatever it takes, i guess. rick santelli, loeet's talk job. that's tomorrow. some noise in this report. early thanksgiving, hurricane sandy. is this rally at the end of the day having anything to do with any anticipation of the jobs report? what are you looking for? >> no, i don't think so. we're looking for almost exactly half. we had 171,000. the consensus is 85 to 90,000. we're looking at half. i understand that, you know, superstorm san difs a horrible event, and i am sure it's going to take some jobs out, but it's going to also be a bit of an excusetrending well. i'll give you an example. wells fargo gallup does a small survey. on hiring, small businesses dropped to the lowest level of opt miimism in four years. it doesn't matter what ben bernanke
no other option but to take legal action. >> all right. very good. again, we wish jane decided to join us. she decided for whatever reason at the last minute not to. frankly, chris, i'm surprised you're with us here because this thing hasn't been settled yet. it's still being litigated as we speak. >> yes, but it's very important. i appreciate your time. >> thank you for coming on, chris. >> again, a lesson for all of us to be careful what you put online when you're complaining. >> absolutely. you might have a fake name or a fake avatar or whatever. you'll be found if you do something bad. thank you, chris. >>> okay. back to the markets. let's look at what's going on. the dow is up by 53 points right now. >> meantime, though, a terrible week for apple shareholders. how did this had darling of the market suddenly become such a dog? is the worst over? we'll try and look for some answers on that coming up next. >>> also, later on, did you hear john boehner today? >> four days ago we offered a serious proposal based on testimony of president clinton's former chief of staff. since then, there'
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